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Jerry Sloan to Come Out of Retirement to Coach Charlotte?

After a surprising announcement for retirement last season, it appears former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan is looking to rekindle his light of leading a team. Sloan reportedly has spoken with Charlotte Bobcats’ owner Michael Jordan and could possibly meet for a discussion about the coaching vacancy in Charlotte.  ...

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Ramon Sessions Says Lakers Want Him Back

After talking with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday at his exit interview, Ramon Sessions knows the Lakers would like to keep him.   “”It was clear leaving the meeting they wanted me back,” Sessions said. “It was 100% clear.”   Sessions said he “definitely” wants to return to...

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Scott Skiles Supposedly Eyed by Magic for Coaching Vacancy

Let’s say there are more than few NBA officials that are amazed that Scott Skiles is still the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.   Skiles might even be one of them.   So, as it stands, Skiles will be the Bucks’ coach next season, a lame duck one at that....

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Celtics-Sixers Game 6 Recap

Day 26 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs brought only one game on the NBA’s and ESPN’s slate for the second night in a row. The Thunder knocked out the Los Angeles Lakers two nights ago, hence the one game schedule. In the only matchup for the night, the Boston Celtics...

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers Game 5 Recap

Day 25 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs brought only one game on the NBA’s and TNT’s slate for the night. The Spurs swept the Los Angeles Clippers the other night, hence the one game schedule. In the only matchup for the night, the Miami Heat took on the Indiana Pacers...

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Thank You, Los Angeles & Lakers Special Recaps

Day 24 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs consisted of a Game 5 for the Eastern Conference Semifinals and a Game 3 for the Western Conference Semifinals. In the first matchup, the Boston Celtics took on the Philadelphia 76ers for another home game for Boston, as they try to take the...

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Warriors to Head Back to San Francisco for 2017-18 Season

The Warriors are expected to announce this week that they plan to move to San Francisco.   A press conference is scheduled and could come as early as Tuesday, according to a team source.   The news was first reported by Adam Lauridsen, who writes Fastbreak, a Warriors fan blog....

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Stan Van Gundy, Otis Smith Officially Out

The Orlando Magic have fired coach Stan Van Gundy after five years as head coach and parted ways with Otis Smith after six years following a tumultuous 2011-2012 season.   The team announced the moves in a statement on Monday.   Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins announced today...

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Goodbye, Lob City Special Recaps

Day 23 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs consisted of a Game 4 for the Eastern Conference Semifinals and a Game 4 for the Western Conference Semifinals. In the first matchup, the Bosh-less Miami Heat took on the leading Indiana Pacers in Indiana. The second matchup was the well-coached San Antonio...

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Los Angeles Recaps Special

Day 22 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs was matchups that took place in the city of Los Angeles. In the first matchup, the Los Angeles Clippers try to win a game at home against the San Antonio Spurs, who are leading 2-0. The second matchup was between the trailing Los...

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Day 21 Recaps

Day 21 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs consisted of a Game 4 for the Eastern Conference Semifinals and a Game 3 for the Western Conference Semifinals. In the first matchup, the Boston Celtics took on the Philadelphia 76ers for a second game in Philadelphia. The second matchup was the confident...

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Keys to Winning Games 3 and 4

In this post of Keys to Winning, Hoops-Nation brings the Keys to Winning Game 3 for the two Western Conference Semifinals series’ between the Lakers & Thunder and Clippers & Spurs. Also included are the Keys to Winning Game 4 for the Celtics & 76ers and the Heat & Pacers....

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Day 20 Recaps – A Happy Birthday to Tony Parker

Day 20 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs consisted of a Game 3 for the Eastern Conference Semifinals and a Game 2 for the Western Conference Semifinals. In the first matchup, the Bosh-less Miami Heat took on the young Indiana Pacers in Indiana. The second matchup was the fundamentally built San...

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NBA 2012 Playoffs: Day 19 Recaps

Day 19 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs consisted of a Game 3 for the Eastern Conference Semifinals and a Game 2 for the Western Conference Semifinals. In the first matchup, the Boston Celtics took on the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. The second matchup was fast-paced Oklahoma City Thunder taking on...

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Report: Van Gundy, Otis Smith, To Be Fired In Next Few Days

News has leaked that the Magic have already begun to look for a new general manager and that Smith will be fired in a few days, presumably along with head coach Stan Van Gundy. As for Howard, the star is apparently very upset with the Magic and wants out. At this point the Magic’s approach...